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Molecular Laboratory Assistant

Company: Embry Health
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Molecular Laboratory Assistant Job DescriptionEmbry Laboratories is a reference lab performing CLIA high-complexity molecular testing (RT-PCR testing for COVID-19 diagnosis).

  • Assist Molecular Laboratory Technicians in the processing of COVID-19 patient samples by performing such tasks as: sample accessioning (using LIS), PCR plate mapping and batch worksheet preparation (using Microsoft Excel and Word), refilling supplies and informing lab management of low stock, communicating patient information discrepancies to Embry Health Patient Communications teams and following up on discrepant samples, etc.
  • Learn, follow and understand laboratory procedures for specimen handling and processing, CLIA compliance and documentation, temperature monitoring, and maintaining records of patient results.
  • If qualified as CLIA testing personnel for high-complexity testing: learn laboratory assays and gain hands-on clinical lab experience. After fully trained and competent on laboratory assays, serve as testing personnel as needed.
  • Follow laboratory policies, including independently identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or test result reporting, and taking and documenting corrective actions or notifying the appropriate supervisor.
  • Follow work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals, respond to fluctuating workloads, and improve quality and productivity of laboratory operations.
  • Participate in employee training for equipment, software and other laboratory operations. Read and comply with SOPs, regulations, best practices, guidelines, and standards.
  • Demonstrate personal accountability for attendance, productivity, training, and laboratory incidents.
  • Participate in employee performance and competency assessments.
  • Ensure that all work is complete, accurate, and meets high quality standards of a clinical laboratory.
  • Perform all other assigned duties as instructed or required.
    Minimum Required QualificationsEducation: High school diploma or equivalent

    Desired QualificationsEducation: B.S. degree in laboratory sciences or related scientific field (biology, microbiology, biochemistry, etc)


    Desired ExperienceBasic knowledge of CLIA and/or COLA regulations for high-complexity molecular testing, high degree of computer literacy, basic knowledge of Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and analytical software, some medical terminology
    Physical RequirementsMust be willing and able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Keywords: Embry Health, Tempe , Molecular Laboratory Assistant, Healthcare , Tempe, Arizona

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